English marketing website The Drum is holding a “Fauxlympics” ad contest, partly in response to the rigid legal crackdown on brands producing any advertising that’s even remotely Olympics/London related.
The Durex Usain Bolt billboard is a big hit online, even duping quite a few mainstream media sites into thinking it’s real.
The above was created by Dundee’s INK Digital.
England had an amputee sprinter, John McFall, who competed in the 2008 Summer Paralympics. But this does not appear to be him. Anybody know if this man is an actual amputee runner? I’ve written INK, and am waiting for a reply.
UPDATE: He’s Jonnie Peacock, says a reader.
I guess Oscar Pistorius, who is competing in London, gets a free pair.
- Fox News has announced the 10 Republican candidates who will participate in the first debate of the 2016 U.S. presidential race on Thursday.
- Record-breaking freediver, Natalia Molchanova, is feared dead. She disappeared while diving off the coast of Spain on Sunday.
- Super Typhoon Soudelor, the strongest storm of 2015 so far, is threatening parts of Asia after hitting the Pacific island of Saipan.